It's the height of autumn! The time of glorious colour bursting from the trees and now from beneath the ground, but not from flowers, from fungi. Autumn is already a fleeting season at the best of times, and the time for fruiting mushrooms even more so, so let's delve into the weird and beautiful world of fungi before the first frost comes.
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The natural world has been creating light for over 400 million years through chemical reactions. In the ocean, more than 90% of species use bioluminescence to light up their lives, however, did you know bioluminescence has evolved in some land species too. Fireflies, fungi and even snails use light to survive. The amazing skills these species possess can even aid in medical research!